Whatever it means to you, the heart of your home is the kitchen, because without nourishment we would not be here! ...
Against the background of the obesity epidemic, today we are witnessing a boom in fad diets and "experts" on healthy eating. Disinformation and pseudoscience are swirling in social networks, and the authors and ideologues of various diets are getting richer and richer.
You don't need to consume too many superfoods.
Many people desperately believe that eating a certain fruit or vegetable that contains a certain antioxidant can lead to the healing of a diseased or cancerous cell.
The fact is that superfoods are really useful and healthy because they contain important nutrients (the antioxidants in berries) or healthy fats (the avocado). But nowadays, it suddenly turns out that we don't consume ENOUGH of them.
Eating MORE is better than eating enough. That is, if something is useful, the more we consume of it, the more useful it is, right? No, that's not true.
It is important to remember that the drive to eat is one of our most primitive survival instincts.
It has been formed over millions of years of evolution and has provided living things with powerful (but now redundant) adaptation and response mechanisms in times of food scarcity.
Therefore, being overweight in the current environment is practically a completely natural, evolutionary response. And this response is largely due to genes that function in our brain. Obesity is actually "all in our heads".
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What's behind the gluten-free craze?
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A gluten-free diet is not the equivalent of a healthy diet. There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that gluten-free foods are healthier. They are not harmful in themselves, but when you remove gluten, you need to replace it with something else that performs the same function. Therefore, gluten-free food can in many cases contain more salt or sugar or fat, or require more processes in its processing, which also makes it more expensive.
In addition, scientists have proven that avoiding gluten can lead to a reduced consumption of healthy whole grains, which would actually increase the risk of some diseases because, in addition to many vitamins and beneficial nutrients, whole grains are high in fiber, and fiber have a number of important functions.
Yes, in any case there should be a reasonable discussion about reducing the consumption of refined carbohydrates such as white flour, where much of the fiber has been removed. But why on earth not eat whole grains - such an important source of fiber?!
So: If you can't eat gluten, stay away from it!
If you can eat gluten, eat gluten.
And please remember, a gluten-free donut is still a donut.
Why do most diets fail?
Your brain hates losing weight more than anything else. The amount of fat tissue is essential to how long you can survive without food, so your brain associates weight loss with a reduced chance of survival. That's why when you lose even just a few pounds, your body starts to fight back, making it increasingly difficult (or so it seems) to lose each additional gram.
It reduces energy expenditure, for example reducing by several percent the energy efficiency of the most metabolically active organs, such as the liver and skeletal muscles. It also makes you feel hungry, that is, it makes you want to eat more.
And then the most depressing phenomenon known to anyone who has ever been on a diet occurs – after a few months, the pounds you lost mercilessly and mysteriously return.
You will learn the answers to these and many other questions from "Genetics and Nutrition."
A fascinating and extremely useful book that everyone should read!
Drawing on the latest scientific findings and his own genetic research at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Giles Yow, a geneticist in the field of obesity, sets out to help us break out of this vicious cycle.
In the book "Genetics and Nutrition", he explores the biological basis of obesity and explains in an accessible and engaging way how genes influence our eating habits, metabolism and weight.
And don't forget, the Kitchen is the Heart ❤️ of your home. 😊
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